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Zebra Family

Zebra Family
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Copyright: Mattias Regnell (MattiasR) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 16 N: 84] (290)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-17
Categories: Mammals, Savannah
Camera: Olympus Cameida SP-500 UZ
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Natural stripes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-17 4:13
Viewed: 11350
Points: 12
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Hello Everyone!
Another Savannah photo...

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Subgenus: Hippotigris

Zebras (members of the horse family), are native to central and southern Africa. They are black with white vertical stripes on the head, neck, forequarters, and main body, usually with horizontal stripes at the rear and on the legs of the animal.

There are four extant species, as well as several subspecies. Zebra populations vary a great deal, and the relationships between and the taxonomic status of several of the subspecies are unclear.

The Plains Zebra (Equus quagga, formerly Equus burchelli) is the most common, and has or had about five subspecies distributed across much of southern and eastern Africa. It, or particular subspecies of it, have also been known as the Common Zebra, the Dauw, Burchell's Zebra (actually the subspecies Equus quagga burchelli), and the Quagga (another, extinct, subspecies, Equus quagga quagga).

The Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra) of southwest Africa tends to have a sleek coat with a white belly and narrower stripes than the Plains Zebra. It has two subspecies and is classified as endangered.

Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi) is the largest type, with an erect mane, and a long, narrow head making it appear rather mule-like. It is an inhabitant of the semi-arid grasslands of Ethiopia, Somalia, and northern Kenya. The Grevy's Zebra is one of the rarest species of zebra around today, and is classified as endangered.

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Hej Mattias,
it's a very nice picture from your Africa trip.
The compostion and POV are good. Maybe a bit tight to left.
Nice colours and good details.
Snyggt jobbat.

Hi Mattias, another great shot.
Really sharp and detailed.
Nice compo, too.
TSF my friend.


Hello Mattias, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF Perfect details, great work, TFS Kyle

Hi Mattias,
Great quality light in this shot. Beautiful warm colors and tones. I agree with Gert that it may be slightly tight on the left. I love where you put the horizion line with the lone tree ou there. Nice sharp detail and a great feeling of depth to this.


Great side Lighting in your pic. The detail and colours are good. TFS,

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-07-20 12:28]

Hello Matthias,

While I'm photographying squirrels, you photography zebras in the wild! How lucky you are, my friend! You did an excellent job with this picture. By using a great pov you did a remarkable composition, assuring yourself to keep the nice little tree on the top right. Colors looks very natural and you managed very well the exposure. Great job and TFS,


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